Colloquium | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Tim McLellan, Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019
Rachel Stern, Professor, School of Law, UC Berkeley
Conducting research in China throws up numerous headaches, from acquiring official invitation letters and securing permissions for field research to navigating the anti-corruption measures that govern the use of research funding. One well-documented strategy for overcoming such challenges is to leverage informal social relationships (guanxi) with government officials to circumvent formal rules... More >
Lecture | September 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.
Words like courage, humor, and smart are frequently deployed when... More >
Lecture | September 13 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium | Canceled
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Mayor Michael Tubbs will present the Jefferson lecture on Thursday, September 13, 2018, in conjunction with the observance of Constitution Day. The lecture, entitled "Investing in People," will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Patricia Williams in Conversation with Ramona Naddaff: When Not to Write Like a Lawyer: The Art of Genre Transgression
Lecture | September 14 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Patricia Williams is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University. A scholar of race, gender, and law, she is a prolific writer across a variety of genres. Her books include The Alchemy of Race and Rights and Open House: Of Family, Food, Piano Lessons, and The Search for a Room of My Own. She is a columnist for the Nation.
Presidential Power and Individual Rights: a discussion with Prof. Daniel Farber in Honor of Constitution Day
Lecture | September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)
Prof. Daniel Farber, Berkeley Law
Presidential power is always a hot topic, but never more so than today. This lecture will explain the constitutional limits on the President and how individual rights are affected. The President is uniquely powerful -- but not above the law. Come to learn about the expansion and limits of presidential power and its impact on American people.
Dan Farber, Berkeley Law
Dan Farber is the Sho... More >
Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Francine Masiello: The Senses of Democracy: Perception, Politics, and Culture in Latin America
Lecture | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room
Masiello explores the textual and visual representation of the senses during moments of crisis in Latin America from the early nineteenth century to the present.
Lecture | September 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
In the present moment, amidst a global rise of white supremacy and racism, this paper recalls a moment of state supported global anti-racism. It focuses on the work of Soviet artist Victor Koretsky, whose posters from the from the 1930s to the 1970s present black revolutionaries combating racist imperial capital around the world. My hope is that his work may stimulate our political imaginaries,... More >
Lecture | October 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Lauren Cooley, Red Alert Politics Editor at the Washington Examiner
While freedom of speech is upheld legally by the Constitution and the Supreme Court, the First Amendment is on trial in American culture - especially on campus. Join Lauren Cooley, editor at the Washington Examiner, at the Berkeley Forum as she speaks about the need for civil discourse and deep conversations, especially in higher education. In this talk, Lauren Cooley will separate emotion from... More >
Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried outwith military precisionan escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism, and... More >
Lecture | October 12 | 1-2 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
The Class of '68 50th Reunion Lecture
HOMECOMING WEEKEND, OCTOBER 12-14, 2018
PROFESSOR ROBERT B. REICH ignites a discussion of the good we have had in common, what happened to it, and what we might do to restore it. His goal is not that we all agree on the common good. It is that we get into the habit of thinking and talking about it, listening to each others views and providing a means for... More >
“I don't want to be a publisher!” Regulating liability for the sticky parts: An exploration of CDA Section 230, sex work, and user content
Seminar | October 12 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Threats to information sharing, users, and free speech
Panel Discussion | October 23 | 7 p.m. | JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA, CA 94709
An intimate discussion with Erwin Chemerinsky (dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law) and Jeffrey Edleson (dean and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare)
The foremost authority of the first amendment and free speech (Chemerinsky) and a leading expert on domestic abuse (Edleson) discuss the rights and privileges of our voiceshow... More >
$12.00 Members $15.00 Public
Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Hertha Sweet Wong: Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text
Lecture | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room
Wong explores the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of Art Spiegelman, Faith Ringgold, Leslie Marmon Silko, and other American writers-artists who experiment with hybrid forms of self-narration.
Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Programs Presents 50 Years of 1968: A Conversation with Bobby Seale, Max Elbaum, and Ruth Rosen
Panel Discussion | October 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)
Bobby Seale; Ruth Rosen; Max Elbaum
For half a century, 1968 has represented a high-water mark of social and political transformation, a year of social upheaval that spanned the entire globe. Ushered in by a New Left that sought to distinguish itself from the Old Left that emerged in the 1920s and 30s, the monumental events of 1968 set the tone for everything from protest politics to academic leftism.
Today, with the U.S.... More >
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Conference/Symposium | October 26 | 12-5 p.m. | 215 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Heba Alnajada; Safa Ansari-Bayegan; Pieter Baker; Karin Bashir; Tania Docarmo; Derrika Hunt; Seigi Karasaki; Jennifer Jones; Bernadette Lim; Sammy Mehtar; Sophie Perl; Raed Rafei; Olivia Rempel; Aleksandra Simonova; Mavis Siu; Yasemin Taskin-Alp; Levi Vonk
Our 2018 Fellows have returned from their summer fieldwork and will discuss pressing human rights topics at our annual Human Rights Fellowship Conference. Enjoy brief TED-style talks and panel
discussions related to racial injustice and the death penalty, child
labor, the mental health effects of separating families at the
U.S./Mexico border as well as inspirational lessons from human rights... More >
Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures featuring Wendy Brown: Neoliberalism’s Scorpion Tail: Markets and Morals Where Democracy Once Was
Lecture | October 30 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Wendy Brown will present the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 titled "Neoliberalisms Scorpion Tail: Markets and Morals Where Democracy Once Was." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Lecture | November 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In his exploration of a watershed political year, Professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University Todd Gitlin unearths a "thrust toward retrogression" that stands in stark contrast to the popular image of 1968 as a politically progressive moment.
Summary Execution: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: Book Talk with Michael Withey
Reading - Nonfiction | November 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room
Human rights lawyer Michael Withey
Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes were Filipino American labor activists and officers of ILWU Local 37 who were murdered in their Seattle union office in 1981. Mike Withey, lead attorney on the case, demonstrates in his book the legal twists and turns of citing the Philippine government as the culprit.
Some lawyers shamelessly seek attention. And some lawyers deserve attention because they... More >
Lecture | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall